I decided to become a therapist after working several years in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. I recognized my ability to establish rapport with clients and felt a burning desire to find a way that I could better serve the populations I was working with. I decided to return to school to obtain my masters degree and seek licensure so that i could provide the one on one attention that my client needed.
The biggest barrier to finding quality treatment is accessability. In my time working as a therapist I have seen the demand for therapy skyrocket while the amount of professionals has remained constant, which has led to a situation where clients in dire need are subject to waiting several months just to schedule an intake session. There are also very few therapists who are available for after hours appointments which makes it difficult for clients to juggle their work schedules to meet their therapeutic needs.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors that cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations. Can include hyperactivity, impulsivity, defiant behavior, chronic patterns of aggression, defiance, disruption, and/or hostility.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
Adoption & foster care
Adoption and foster care considerations include education on the process, integrating the new family, establishing household rules and boundaries, processing past trauma on behalf of the child, emotional health, and other adjustment procedures.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
New Directions Florida Blue
Oxford Health Plans
United Medical Resources
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Parenting with Love and Limits provider, Savannah Family Institue
Advance Trauma-Focused CBT Trained, Rowan University
FL, LMHC, MH19138
Masters Degree in Counseling Studies Degree, Capella University
I started out working as a case manager with children and families in the childwelfare system and learned a great deal about their challenges and needs. I went on to obtain my Masters degree so that I could provide the much needed one on one attention my clients deserved. I have worked as a clinician in a variety of settings which include therapeutic foster care, residential group care, as well as outpatient clients ranging in age from 5 years old to adult. My most recent position has been a mobile response team crisis counselor who works to stablize situations that would require law enforcement or psychiatric hospitalizations if intervention was not implemented. Some of the most common situations that would arise in this line of work would be clients who may present as suicidal, depressed, anxious, disruptive, or emotionally dysregulated.
Remote Therapy, Cocoa, 32926, FL